Alexandra Miles is not you average high school senior at Spencer High School. Alexandra is an expert at manipulating her peers in order to take what she wants, and this year it’s to be crowned Homecoming Queen. Throughout her life she competed in beauty pageants, and has never lost one. Though this year she is struggling to keep her head above water because of her father’s death and her mother’s lack of attention. This doesn’t make Alexandra soft, if anything, it makes her stronger.
James Michael Nichols invites readers of The Huffington Post to “Meet the First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant In History”. “Missouri Woman Is Miss America Pageant’s First openly Lesbian Contestant”, writes Christine Hauser for The New York Times. Monica Hesse of The Washington Post asks “What’s a nice lesbian like you doing at Miss America?” All of these titles share a common theme. They celebrate the sexuality of the latest Miss America Pageant winner, Erin O’Flaherty.
The movie Pitch Perfect is a great example of the Hero’s Journey, without being too obvious. It follows a college freshman, Becca Mitchell, who has no desire to attend college. She begins the steps to the Hero’s Journey when the Bellas ask her to join their acapella group. She refuses them, because they seem uptight and boring. Later on, Chloe, her mentor, hears Becca singing in the shower and convinces her to go to tryouts.
Grease, a very well-known and largely popular musical with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as the main characters. It’s a Romance about how Danny (John) and Sandy (Olivia) meet over the summer and fall in love, but when summer is over they find out they go to the same school and are in very different social cliques. The rest of the movie is how Sandy changes herself to stay with Danny. While it is a very popular movie, it also has many issues in how it portrays stereotypes of gender and sexualization and a lot of the sexiest generalization and issues can be found in the lyrics of the songs. First off is how the actors are dressed and how there looks are portrayed.
Soon after Kalypso gives Odysseus permission to leave, she tries to convince him that he should stay. She tells him that she is better than his current wife and she is not any “less desirable than she is” (5.220). This lures Odysseus in and he agrees with her saying that “death and old age being unknown to [her], while [Penelope] must die” (5.227). During this scene, Kalypso is using her beauty, sexual appearance, and immortality to lure in Odysseus. This image of women constantly succeeds in attracting men.
Marcia was sent home from her high school in Langley, British Columbia because her tank top was showing "too much cleavage". Despite this being a serious case of sexualizing women 's boobs, a student that was wearing the exact same tank as Marcia didn 't get humiliated because she was much smaller and not as developed as Marcia, according to Shauna Pomerantz article Cleavage in a Tank Top. In cases similar to Marcia 's, school officials manipulate the school dress code policies that are written in debt before the school year begins and change it up as different situations emerge. For decades, girls all around the world have spoken out against their school dress code policies. Many of the school officials "enforce" the dress code policy a bit harsher to the female students than the male students, and that has caused a problem for both the students and parents.
“Of course I want to be a model. I want to paint my eyelids gold. I saw on a magazine cover and it looked amazing- turned the model into a sexy alien that everyone looked at, but no one dared to touch. ” -Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak In Laurie Halse Anderson’s YA novel Speak, Melinda Sordino, a freshman who struggled throughout her freshmen year of school, was sexually assaulted at a party prior to the beginning of the school year.
In The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, we are introduced to the wife herself. She may embody many of the negative stereotypes men have of women, but there is no doubt that she is cunning and intelligent. She weds five husbands and walks over nearly all of them, proving the stigma that men wear the pants in a marriage is wrong. She uses her sexuality and verbal abuse to emotionally manipulate her significant others.
As soon as Capricorn enters the school, he is the number one target for Zach Powers. Zach is confident that it’s his year to be number one, but when Zach makes Cap the student president everthing goes the opposite of what he had expected. Naomi, the most popular girl in school, Lena’s friend has a crush on Zach and is positively sure that he become her boyfriend, but when the new kid, Cap comes to school her mind slowly changes.
The Devil Wears Prada is about a new college graduate aspiring to become a journalist, Andrea (Andy), who is trying to adapt to her first job as the junior personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high demanding and cold editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine. Andy starts out her job knowing almost nothing about Runway, and of fashion itself. She feels like she doesn’t fit in with her attractive, gossip-obsessed co-workers, and Miranda’s senior assistant, Emily, was always there to remind her of it. Later on, she receives fashion advice from Nigel, the art director and gradually begins to dress herself more stylishly. Andy works harder than ever, trying to prove to Miranda that she wasn’t a disappointment, and she eventually succeeds when Miranda offers to take her to the Paris fashion show instead of Emily.
His love life begins with a girl named Abby who is on the drill team. But Carter is far-off from being an expert at the “getting the girl” mechanism. By getting tips from his sister, Lynn, he learns how to talk to girls and keep them interested in him so that he could now win Abby over, although she didn’t need much of that. However, being able to keep Abby on his arm is another obstacle he has to face. After declaring his love to Abby, Amber Lee, the most popular freshman, manipulates him into asking her to the homecoming dance.
The second tape is addressed to Alex Standall, who during their freshmen year, made a list saying that Hannah had the “best ass” in her freshman class. By being labeled with the “best ass” it leads to Hannah being assaulted numerous times. The third tape was addressed to Jessica Davis, a girl that was also new to the school. Jessica started to date Alex and then was later mad at him for choosing Hannah over her in the list which ended the friendship between Jessica and Hannah, and the ended relationship of Alex and Jessica.
A YA Feminist Manifesto Okay, guys, can we talk about how awesomely feminist The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is? Early on in the book, Frankie claims she heard all this feminist talk from her older sister who 's in college, and she almost kind of brushes it off as pretentious jabber that she is subjected to. But throughout the book, Frankie oozes feminism. I mean, the whole book is about her deciding that women should be a part of this secret society at her boarding school, and she goes about becoming a sort-of member of said society.
What are the similarities and differences between this play and others we have read so far? Be sure to use specific examples and mention details from the other plays we have discussed. - The color wants an abortion but it is different from Maggie because she was fighting the whole play to get a baby. - It has similarities with Passion Play because Mary 1 was a playing a virgin but she was going out to get gays to sleep with her.
Passing is the second novel by Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen. This novel follows the relationship between two childhood friends, one who is proud of her racial heritage and one who has passed into the white world to marry for wealth. Irene Redfield runs into Clare Kendry Bellew on the roof of the Drayton Hotel in Chicago. At first Irene does not recognize the blond beauty, but as they begin to speak Irene realizes exactly who this beautiful woman is. Irene wants nothing to do with Clare, but finds herself pulled in by her charms.